FFH was the forum to talk about controversial or serious topics. There’s no News and Politics forum anymore, which is a relief. I always felt utmost sympathy for whoever moderated it - anyone remember? Nowadays I boycott the news. Won’t watch it, read about it and mostly decline to discuss it. But, but - there’s one topic I want to discuss so reviving FFH (Free Floating Honesty for the noobs). See below
COVID. Is it over? Nope. Is everyone behaving as if it’s over? Yep. I understand that you cannot shut down society for 2+ years with out the world economy collapsing, and people going mad.
“Here it comes, carried away,
Here it comes, bad”
So. Covid hasn’t gone away, but everyone is behaving as if it has. Masks? Rarely see them. Social distancing? Hahahaha. Vaccines? Still controversial, but hints that newly mutated strains laugh at the ones we have - alarming.
I think everybody is fed up. Most people are living their lives as before the plague hit in 2020. And it had to happen, because money. And we’re only just starting to feel the economic repurcussions of all that lockdown. Have you changed your lifestyle back to what things were like before the plague? Are you masking? Social distancing? Getting vaccinated? Why?
Me, I was a hostage in my own home for 2 miserable years and almost lost my will to live. Got 2 vaccinations and a booster, and got Covid anyway. 6 months later, I’ve been diagnosed with long Covid. And now the story gets more complicated because I won’t be a hermit again. These new B&C mutations are rumored to be immune to the vaccines we have. We don’t have time to worry about that, because the coming winter is going to make The Great Depression look like a dinner dance.
My position - I won’t be totally ignorant about new Covid flavours but I no longer give a shit or experience fear about this variant or my immunity or lack of it. If I get it, I get it. If it kills me, I’m a goner. And I honestly, truly mean it. If there’s a new improved vaccine, I’ll take it but I am not going into isolation again. How do you feel about the Plague?
Interesting. No replies. That kinda answers my question.
I still wear a mask at work and other places where it’s mandatory. It’s annoying, fogging up my glasses, those that are hard of hearing can’t understand what I’m saying unless I speak louder or take the mask off. I can’t imagine what staff in hospitals & care facilities had to go through (and still are I believe) wearing full PPE. I think about all the rubbish covid created through the disposal of masks, gowns, latex gloves etc. Still don’t understand why people went crazy stocking up on toilet paper leaving the super market shelves empty. That was so weird. The peak before the vaccine was really depressing, people died with some family members & friends not able to attend the funeral of a loved one because of covid restrictions. It put a lot of people out of work, and their dreams on hold or probably even shattered. My husband got covid a few months ago, we were together all weekend, slept in the same bed, he was having symptoms and tested positive two days later. It was weird that I never got it. My mother had all kinds of vaccines for different diseases when she was younger, she is 93 and her doctor says her health is good. My family and I are all vaxed. I know covid is still there, it’s an annoyance, but I’m not scared of it as I used to be.
Hang on Etty, give this old person time to answer!
LOL, I’m sorry. I’ve gotten used to Reddit where things move pretty fast.
Yes I remember. I read someone say political discussions on twitter was like packs of wolves barking at each other. This new resurrected murmurs site has probably gone past that. It’s refreshing.
On the radio this evening they broadcasted speeches by Queen Elizabeth II…“There will be better days”… she said. May she rest in peace.
Today is September 11. Hard to forget.